International Dealer News IDN 133 October/November 2016 - Page 17

news ROOM Öhlins fork kits and shocks for leading Yamaha models Yamaha and Öhlins have deepened what Yamaha describes as a “long and successful working relationship over many years”, and are once again working together “to provide the best products and the widest choice for their customers”. The latest collaboration between the two companies sees the introduction of a new range of front fork cartridge and spring kits - as well as a selection of shock absorbers - for Yamaha's most popular models in the Hyper Naked, Sport Heritage and Sport Touring segments. Featuring high levels of adjustability and available with a range of springs to suit different rider weights, “these industry-leading Öhlins suspension products offer class-leading handling performance and enhanced controllability”. Yamaha dealers are able to supply these Öhlins products direct to customers, enabling MT, XSR, Tracer, XV950 and YZF-R3 riders to personalise their bike to suit their riding style. The new Öhlins products will be featured on Yamaha's real time 3D configurator, enabling riders to create their own custom-built motorcycle, using the My Garage app. For 2017 the range of Öhlins fork kits and shocks will be expanded to include the YZF-R1, YZF-R6 and MT10, giving performance-minded Yamaha riders the opportunity to create their ultimate street or track bike! Furygan founder Jacques Segura passes away It is with great regret that French motorcycle clothing specialist Furygan has announced the death of founder Mr Jacques Segura, who passed away on Saturday 3 September 2016. “Monsieur Jacques”, as he was affectionately known, created Furygan in 1969, and the company has always revolved around his core values of pride, discipline and family. He was determined, innovative, passionate and very-well respected – both in the motorcycling industry and amongst his employees, whom he educated for many years with his technical knowledge and expertise. “Monsieur Jacques” had the utmost respect for motorcyclists and was devoted to protecting them with innovative yet timeless clothing and technologies. Performance exhaust option for Continental GT Here is something that when we first saw it, thought it a bit odd, certainly something completely different - a performance aftermarket exhaust system for a Royal Enfield. Indeed, in checking our 25 years of archives, this looks like being the first time we have ever received aftermarket product news for a Royal Enfield model. However, with the Indian manufacturer staking a claim to ambitious growth, and the new Continental GT receiving positive reviews, the impressive 6.5kg weight savings that Italian manufacturer Zard say their new system for the GT delivers, the difference a high quality performance exhaust could make to long-term enjoyment and durability could be well worth the investment. Made from steel and shipped as a complete racing kit, including hardware and fittings, the system has a removable dB killer, and options include a choice of mirror-polished or black ceramic coating. INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 17